Objectives: To develop an assessment program for the evaluation of information literacy initiatives by embedded librarians in the curriculum of online, graduate nursing courses. Currently, library faculty and administration have no effective means for assessment; therefore, this project is designed to meet this need by measuring librarian effectiveness in helping students achieve learning outcomes.
Methods: Setting: An academic health sciences library serving a college of medicine, a college of nursing, and a college of allied health. Population: Graduate-level nursing students enrolled in exclusively online degree programs, nursing faculty, and embedded librarians. Research Design: Before the course begins, based on learning objectives, a curriculum map will be used to develop a schedule for targeted library instruction. The librarian will institute various means of outreach, including “librarian office hours" and web-based tutorials. Potential specific assessment activities include gradable online assignments, categorizing grids, quizzes, and extra-credit assignments. Course assessment will be made twice per module, at the beginning and end, followed by a needs assessment to determine if objectives have been met. To obtain student input, specific techniques will be used, including surveys and end-of-course evaluations, among others.
Results and Conclusions will be made available during my presentation at MLA '17.
Keywords: Online education
Information Services Librarian
My name is Trey Lemley, MLIS, JD, AHIP (D), and I am an Information Services Librarian at the University of South Alabama Biomedical Library, where the majority of my work involves reference and instruction. For the last five years, I have been an embedded librarian in both graduate and undergraduate-level nursing courses. In addition, I am actively involved with scholarly research and service. I am a member of the Alabama Health Libraries Association (ALHELA), the Medical Library Association, and the Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association (SC/MLA). At my university, I am Past President of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, among other university committees, and I serve the community via my work with American MENSA.
Sunday, May 28
3:50 PM – 4:05 PM
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